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A card that was supposed to make land destruction even better than it was, but (fortunately) failed. This could be a pain at some casual tables but never particularly needed to be taken seriously at the tournament level.

(@NaturalKiller_Cyborg: there is nothing unclear about this card. With Rampant Growth, the card you searched for is still in your library until you put it into play. If you can't put it into play, it stays in your library, which promptly gets shuffled. Your "solution" would be very bad (even if there were an actual problem for it to solve), because it would still shuffle lands into your library that were trying to come into play, say, from your graveyard. This is obviously not the intended functionality.)
Posted By: jeff-heikkinen (7/31/2009 1:44:17 PM)


Unlike Natural Killer Cyborg, I think the oracle wording is awesome, but not confusing. I hope they never reword it so that I can continue to refer people to the official wording, "instead, it doesn't." 5/5
Posted By: themlsna (6/15/2010 5:28:49 PM)


I like the flavour and art of the card. Most of the time though it reads "target player loses 5 life". And that only when that opponent wants it, and if he doesn't have bounce or enchantment removal or something. So in short: the card is bad.
Maybe it would make sense if you'd play a card, that lets your opponent put lands into play. Like... uhm... play the worms, and then path to exile a creature of your opponent. Cute, but not powerful enough.
Posted By: majinara (2/19/2009 12:03:37 PM)


Evil fun in EDH. "Who is gonna pay the life this time?" Looks good after Armageddon...
Posted By: kitsunewarlock (2/26/2010 5:19:19 PM)


There is hardly any Earth left for those worms to be "of"....
Posted By: Kirbster (6/29/2010 5:44:09 PM)


Pretty good way to annihilate any deck that focuses around big creatures. Could see it fit in any deck that is low on mana, like most vampire decks.
The converted mana cost is a tad high, but the effects are pretty significant so I can't blame Wizard.
Posted By: Destruction3402 (11/28/2010 5:03:05 PM)


Dropping it turn 1 can be fun. It forces then to take 5 damage before they even get to their first draw.
Posted By: one_eyed (5/31/2011 11:28:34 PM)


Card should read,
Sacrifice two lands: Destroy worms of the earth. Any player may activate this ability but only during their upkeep.
Pay 5 life: Destroy worms of the Earth. Any player may activate this ability but only during their upkeep.
See Aether Storm . Power errata please? Pithing Needle . Imo these two cards should function the same.
Posted By: Hovercraft (3/23/2011 12:02:55 PM)


I love the wording of this card. "if a land would come into play, instead it doesn't." So... huh? What if I play rampant growth? I search my library for a land... and don't put it into play... so where does it go? back into my library? It doesn't say to shuffle it back in, it just says "it doesn't." I'm suprised that this hasn't been errated to say something like... "if a land would come into play, shuffle it into that players library instead." As is, the wording looks rediculus. For being really confusing and bad, I rate this card 4 stars! Ah older sets... you never bore me...
Posted By: NaturalKiller_Cyborg (6/1/2009 4:25:04 PM)


This is potentially the greatest "F you all" card in the game.

I mean that more on a just douchebaggery rating, not so much a power rating.

We complaing about bad old cards and joke, but can you IMAGINE if this had some kind of clause that protected it from Naturalize? Or if this was a sorcery and gave this to you as an EMBLEM? o.O

This was a very near miss that almost killed the game forever before it could really get off the ground. This would be a banned card practically everywhere if it was any good at what it tries to do.
Posted By: DarthParallax (10/2/2012 6:57:50 PM)


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